December 23, 2007
On September 28, 2007 I like many Diamondbacks fans were glued to the television to watch the opening of the final 3 game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. This game had huge implications as the Diamondbacks were still trying to seal a play-off spot. That night Brandon Webb took the mound and beat the Colorado Rockies. This win coupled with a loss by the San Diego Padres allowed the Diamondbacks to secure a play-off berth and become the National League Western Division champion. There was a tremendous celebration on the field with the players leaping into each other’s arms. At our house there was a similar celebration with me and the kids dancing around the family room throwing root beer and Sprite into the air much to the chagrin of Trina who is still finding sticky spots on the walls and floor. As part of the celebration the Diamondbacks were given T-shirts and hats commemorating their victory and NL West championship. They were also given sweatshirts with the NL West Champion posted to the front. I of course would have to have one of these sweatshirts to remind myself of the magical year I had just witnessed. I rushed to the Diamondbacks shop on MLB.com (the team shop was closed by this time). The online shop already had the sweatshirts listed as available and I quickly placed an order. According to the confirmation page I should expect to see my sweatshirt within a week which should be plenty of time for me to have it for the post season; or so I thought.